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  • Elliot and Graham

    Posted on October 25th, 2007 ben No comments

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  • Elliot in Fall Colors

    Posted on October 22nd, 2007 ben No comments

    We've had a few nice days recently, and it's been fun raking up piles of dry leaves and checking out the lush back yard. Elliot even picked his own cherry tomatoes to snack on and gnawed the end off of a zucchini.

    I'm not sure where the dishwasher picture fits in, but it's fun, so I included it. 

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  • Will Apple allow all iPhone apps? I doubt it.

    Posted on October 17th, 2007 ben 2 comments

    Apple plans to release the iPhone SDK in February of 2008. They are warning that there is some risk of "viruses, malware, privacy attacks, etc." from third-party apps, and say they are working on a way to avoid that problem. I have heard folks speculate that Apple will do this through a developer certification program, an iTunes distribution/installation monopoly, and some trickery with digital certificates which prevent unauthorized code from running on the device. 

    I broke my iPhone out of jail fairly soon after the software was available for my PowerPC Mac. I installed the and I played around with a bunch of those third-party apps. And I liked many of them, too. But if you subtract from my use-count all of the times I started an app just to see what it did or how it worked, and then subtract all of the times I started an app just to show it off to someone, the average use-count for those third-party apps is very close to zero. There just aren't very many daily-use apps out yet. 

      I would, however, use an anonymized Gnutella client, say one that goes through the Relakks VPN, which offers the files on my phone and which puts downloaded files in a new playlist in the iPod section called "iPhone Gnutella" or something handy like that. Dear world, please write such an app. I believe it is technically feasible and highly desirable. But something tells me that Apple will never allow a P2P file-sharing app on the phone. And that leads me to believe that Apple will keep pretty tight control over which apps can be installed and which cannot. 

    I would also use an app which gives me remote access to my home media, such as my iTunes and iPhoto libraries. This function will come quickly, I think. I await it with some eagerness. 


  • Elliot pictures

    Posted on October 4th, 2007 ben No comments


    This is my first semi-successful post using the Photon plugin for iPhoto '08 and WordPress. The settings are not perfect, (the thumbnails above are not linked to the full-size images as I'd like) but on the plus side it showed me how people do those "more below the fold" posts. 
    The full size images are below the fold. Click on "Read the rest" or the title of this entry to see them. I'll fix that issue later.
    Elliot has teeth and is crawling.  
  • iPhoto 'O8 (v 7.1) breaks WordPress export plugin

    Posted on October 4th, 2007 ben No comments

    I used to have a very nice plugin for iPhoto which would take selected pictures, upload them and a thumbnail to this WordPress blog, write a draft post which would have the html written for those pictures. Alas, that plugin no longer appears as an option in my "export" menu item dialog box since I upgraded fro, iPhoto 6 to iPhoto 7. There is something there about a web page, but I think that's iPhoto itself making a html doc with code for photos. 

     So I am on the lookout for some kind of elegant iPhoto > WordPress solution.  

  • Happy October!

    Posted on October 4th, 2007 ben No comments

    Elliot lost in the front yard jungle

    There won't be much more hanging out outside. The first rains have come, the lawns are revived, but one runs the risk of being hailed on at any moment.